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  1. "Suicide" derailleur... not really that suicidal....

    "Suicide" derailleur... not really that suicidal.

    http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/2014edith/2014edith%20(9).JPG

    Personally... I'd add some clutter and a modern derailleur.
  2. Thread: Headlights

    by Sixty Fiver
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    You need more light when you are in urban areas,...

    You need more light when you are in urban areas, 180 lumens is about the minimum output you need and pretty close to European standards for bicycle lighting.

    Get away from urban areas where you...
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    I have a Patterson 2 speed crankset on the way...

    I have a Patterson 2 speed crankset on the way and will let you know how that works out...
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    With derailleur drives on hybrids I have always...

    With derailleur drives on hybrids I have always liked a compact / mtb triple mated to a closer range rear block which keeps the steps in the back closer and still allows for some stump pulling low...
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    Sticky: Enjoying summer adventures now... my new old Pug...

    Enjoying summer adventures now... my new old Pug that I picked up this summer.

    http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/2015pugbeach1.JPG
  6. Winter here is too long to ride a crappy bike......

    Winter here is too long to ride a crappy bike... the disc brakes and rigid fork on the Dew are a plus for winter riding and your bike could handle anything with a set of studded tyres and some...
  7. Winter here is too long to ride a crappy bike......

    Winter here is too long to ride a crappy bike... the disc brakes and rigid fork on the Dew are a plus for winter riding and your bike could handle anything with a set of studded tyres and some...
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    Hey all... my wife has a friend in Toronto who is...

    Hey all... my wife has a friend in Toronto who is looking for a Raleigh 3 speed (step through or 20).

    She has some serious health issues and not a lot of money and am sure we could help out.
  9. Good bicycle shop / mechanic in the GTA.

    My wife has a friend who is looking to buy a Raleigh 3 speed and is looking for a shop or a competent mechanic that will welcome her and not try and sell her a different bicycle.

    She also has some...
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    Sometimes the attempts of the conseres bromptonis...

    Sometimes the attempts of the conseres bromptonis to camouflage itself are not always effective.
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    Push from the top and pull through the bottom...

    Push from the top and pull through the bottom (the dead spot) to develop a smooth pedal stroke, pulling up on the pedals is not efficient and is really a technique for hard starts / accelleration.
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    http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/alienpug.j...

    http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/alienpug.jpg
  13. Sticky: Forrest... ...

    Forrest...

    http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/2015forrestbio1.JPG
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    Went to the beach last night... with our summer...

    Went to the beach last night... with our summer sun this was taken at 9pm.

    The only vintage rides were my friend's Peugeot and GT, my friend and I rode the fatbikes which saved a lot of walking.
    ...
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    http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/alienpug.j...

    http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/alienpug.jpg
  16. Tange headsets are heavier than Shimano but are...

    Tange headsets are heavier than Shimano but are extremely well made. with the right care they might outlast your bike.
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    An evening at the beach... it is still pretty...

    An evening at the beach... it is still pretty bright here at 9pm.

    http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/2015beach1%20(4).JPG

    http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/2015pugbeach1.JPG
  18. A customer (and old co-worker) came to my shop to...

    A customer (and old co-worker) came to my shop to get his son's bike fixed last Sunday as they had planned to go mountain biking and the shifting had crapped out... a shifter cable had jammed in a...
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    Sticky: http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/lavenderla...

    http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/lavenderlady.JPG

    This was an interesting challenge...

    A hub and spoke tourer I built for an older customer that wanted a very low step through, she is...
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    This thread just keeps on giving and giving......

    This thread just keeps on giving and giving... pondering on whether or not I will run some dirt drops on the new purple monster.

    :D
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    My day to day helmet is a Bell Metro which is...

    My day to day helmet is a Bell Metro which is extremely comfortable and cool, for road and mtb I use an Alpina which is very light and extremely well vented.
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    With helmets the smoother the shape the better it...

    With helmets the smoother the shape the better it will protect your head / neck... anything with protrusions can catch on the ground in a crash and cause rotational injuries to the neck which can be...
  23. There are always going to be exceptions...

    There are always going to be exceptions...
  24. Shimano Arabesque derailleurs come to mind here...

    Shimano Arabesque derailleurs come to mind here...
  25. Big and big plus an inch without the derailleur...

    Big and big plus an inch without the derailleur always works as long as the derailleur matches the setup, and can handle the maximum cog size and total capacity rating of the system.

    There are...
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